The Sea, The Sea

Paperback | October 12, 1999

byIris Murdoch

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The sea: turbulent and leaden, transparent and opaque, magician and mother... When Charles Arrowby, over sixty, a demi god of the theatre -- director, playwright and actor -- retires from his glittering London world in order to 'abjure magic and become a hermit', it is to the sea that he turns. He hopes at least to escape from 'the woman' -- but unexpectedly meets one whom he loved long ago. His buddhist cousin, James, also arrives. he is menaced by a monster from the deep. Charles finds his 'solitude' peopled by the drama of his own fantasies and obsessions.

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Life, for Charles Arrowby, is a grand stage. But at the age of 60, he decides to retire from his career as a director, playwright and actor to settle down and become a hermit. Most of all, he is trying to escape the women that dominate his very being. On his way to his new home by the sea, he runs into an old flame. As if this isn`t en...

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The sea: turbulent and leaden, transparent and opaque, magician and mother... When Charles Arrowby, over sixty, a demi god of the theatre -- director, playwright and actor -- retires from his glittering London world in order to 'abjure magic and become a hermit', it is to the sea that he turns. He hopes at least to escape from 'the wom...

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne’s college. One of this century’s finest and most influential novelists, and a distinguished philosopher, she was publi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.74 × 5.4 × 1.38 inPublished:October 12, 1999Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:009928409X

ISBN - 13:9780099284093

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Life, for Charles Arrowby, is a grand stage. But at the age of 60, he decides to retire from his career as a director, playwright and actor to settle down and become a hermit. Most of all, he is trying to escape the women that dominate his very being. On his way to his new home by the sea, he runs into an old flame. As if this isn`t enough, his cousin shows up and claims a monster is threatening him. The Sea, The Sea is a Booker Prize winner by Iris Murdoch.